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Dutch lenders' share of home-loan market down

Homebuyers turning to funds backed by institutional investors

Property sales in the Netherlands are forecast to grow 5 per cent this year, according to ABN Amro, while IG&H estimates as much as 70 billion euros of home loans will be issued, up from 62 billion euros in 2015.


DUTCH banks' share of the nation's mortgage market dropped to a record low last year as homebuyers turned to funds backed by institutional investors.

Rabobank, ING Groep NV and ABN Amro Group NV's home loans business fell by a combined 3.3 percentage points to 52.3 per...